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Old Dec 01, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Looking good!

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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Center section is completely molded now! Wed. is the big day that we will pop the mold apart and remove the plug. My partner in crime (Tom) is going out of town next weekend, so while he is out of town, i'm going to take the opportunity to lay up the gear door and canopy frame molds. I'll also make up the vacuum form for the clear canopy, and clean and wax the molds.




Also, at some point through the madness of the past 3 weeks, I ended up loosing the servo hatch's. So instead of just spending the 2 hours or so to make up new ones, I proceeded to tear the shop apart and search for them everywhere over the next three days... Not going to admit defeat, I finally gave up and spent 2 hours and made new better ones. lol

hatch material blank (3/32" balsa glassed on both sides with 2oz glass).



Then once all the hatch's were cut to size and fit, there holding tongues attached, they where placed in there openings. Then all the panel (I mean seam) line tape was applied and a couple of coats of filler primer sprayed over them. I'll put another coat of primer over the seam line tape, and then a cover coat of warbird colors primer, then I'm ready to add color! All thats left on the wing panels other than paint, is flap and elevon servo mounts.. I could have these things ready to fly in about a week or 2.





the elevon seam line tape was applied and painted to:
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Thanks Brian!

how's the H VII coming along?
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Great weekend Thomas!!! Very happy to get this part of the build over with.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Congrats on completing the mold! You guys build at the speed of light...but more impressively the quality is excellent! Where is a pic of the wing panels assembled with the center section?
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:04 PM
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some early pix of the wings on the plug
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:13 PM
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Great weekend Thomas!!! Very happy to get this part of the build over with.

You and me both! just a few more small molds and all the tooling is officially complete.. luckily it will only take a day or 2 to do those molds
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Congrats on completing the mold! You guys build at the speed of light...but more impressively the quality is excellent! Where is a pic of the wing panels assembled with the center section?

Thanks Bret! believe it or not, we don't have a single picture of the painted and detailed center section with the outer wing panels attached... Matter of fact, once the center section was glassed, I don't think we ever installed the outer wing panels back on..
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 09:20 PM
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new hatch's look good.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:31 PM
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man, that's just all kinds of cool, aint it!?
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:17 AM
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Thanks Brian!

how's the H VII coming along?
I've flown it several times. It flies fine but IMHO it needs stronger landing gear.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 04:02 AM
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I've flown it several times. It flies fine but IMHO it needs stronger landing gear.

Brian
Did you ever get the video sorted,I'd love to see it in the air.
Regards Stuart
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Dedication!

Invert

How much epoxy did that require for both sides??

Thanks

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:27 PM
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About 3 or 4 gallons
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Thanks

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